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    Default New Member, no novice to DE wetshaving

    After 2 years of shaving with DE razors, this is what works for my sensitive skin and heavy beard.

    First of all, I have stopped showering or bathing before shaving...this seems to work better for me. I do wet my face first with hot water though.

    I have found an excellent soap...oddly enough, it is not a shaving soap. It is a sandalwood soap from Mysore,India. The best sandalwood comes from this region. The scent has a remarkable woodsy/musky aroma to it. It is quite different from the sandalwood found in other regions. It is round and fits perfectly well in a large mug.



    With the brush, it lathers up to a rich frothy cream which rivals many other shaving soaps I've used in the past.

    I have an arsenal of DE safety razors but my favorite is the Futura by Merkur...a Schick blade works well for me.

    After the shave I shower.

    Then I treat my face to Caswell/Massey Sandalwood Shave Balm for a truly smooth feel.

    My shaves are very close with no nicks nor burn.

    After 10 hours still feels smooth to the touch.
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    Hello GQ

    WELCOME! Now don't think you can show up and tell us how great your soap is without telling us where we can get our own!

    Glad to have you aboard.

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    Hi Jim,
    A friend from India gave me a box with 6 bars as a gift last year and I've been hooked on this soap since. I use one in the bath and another for shaving.
    I now buy it here...at $2.04 a bar you can't go wrong.
    http://www.bytheplanet.com
    Last edited by GeeQue; 08-31-2006 at 06:30 PM.

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    Thanks!
    What name can we call you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goosemeplease
    Thanks!
    What name can we call you?
    My name is Gonzalo.

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    welcome to B&B

    matthew

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeeQue
    Hi Jim,
    A friend from India gave me a box with 6 bars as a gift last year and I've been hooked on this soap since. I use one in the bath and another for shaving.
    I now buy it here...at $2.04 a bar you can't go wrong.
    http://www.bytheplanet.com
    Welcome aboard.
    Thats a cool site those Grandpas Soap look really tempting also.
    :a24:Tony

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    Welcome to B&B!

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    welcome, and thanks for the link.
    Cheers, DJ.

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